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One of the things we wanted to defend in this project was the idea of an openness to the city and of not wanting disability to be treated as something that needs hiding away,” says Adrien Lambert, co-founding partner, with Etienne Lénack, of Paris-based architecture studio Lambert Lénack. He’s talking about the Paul Meurice Home and Day Centre for Disabled Adults, known officially as the Établissement d’accueil non médicalisé Saint-Joseph. Recently completed in a dense and fast-growing district in the 20th arrondissement, it serves young individuals with intellectual and physical challenges who can function and work to some degree but require medical supervision. As designed by Lambert Lénack, however, Paul Meurice eschews the...

In Paris, A Home and Day Centre Bucks Convention

From the elegant stepped architecture to the thoughtfully configured interiors, Lambert Lénack’s facility for young adults with disabilities in Paris forgoes the trappings (and traps) of traditional care homes.

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